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What do YOU do to ease the pain of AF?

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Bubblegum89 Tue 13-Feb-18 16:07:41

Do you do anything in particular? Do you binge on cake, go out and get hammered, have a good cry at a sad movie?

I’m coming up to month 17 of ttc now and I find that doing something when AF shows up makes me feel a little better. Usually I will indulge in buying things online I can’t really afford or I will put on some loud music and down a bottle of white wine. I feel like I may need to branch out into other things.

Anyone else do stuff like this to try and mask their misery?

physicskate Tue 13-Feb-18 16:50:48

I cry for about 3 days. Drink lots of wine. I've just started taking anti depressants so I don't get so inconsolable, depressed and quite frankly crazy... most days I find hard... I'm sure you probably know my story...

Daisymalone Tue 13-Feb-18 17:22:14

Af came today so I am currently sat in a scalding hot bath (because I can) and will shortly be smothering soft goats cheese on a bagel (because I can) and I may wash it down with a lot of wine (because I can)! I am also looking forward to having lots of energy and horniness over the next two weeks (bye bye progesterone, hello estrogen). Of course I would trade it all to be tired, sick, sober and pregnant...

SqidgeBum Tue 13-Feb-18 17:44:35

My first signs of AF just arrived. I thought it was good news this month, I really felt this could be the month, but the regular day 27 pre period spotting and cramps begun an hour ago for me, so I just had a cuddle and a bit of a cry with the hubbie, stuck a silly movie on and have poured a glass of wine. I may buy some soft cheese tomorrow and eat my weight in bad food before my healthy conception diet starts again. Into cycle 8 I go. Another month, another chance right?

starfishy Tue 13-Feb-18 18:23:21

18 months in for me. I try to allow myself only one day of crying and then I drink wine, do online shopping etc.
My cycles are irregular but if I had more notice I would probably try to plan a day or evening out, weekend away for when AF arrives.
Last month we happened to be in London and seeing a show when AF arrived and I felt so much better because I was distracted and doing something fun!

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